Let's get ready to end January 2018 with a bang. New Yorker's will get a short window to check out a total lunar eclipse.

Astronomy lovers be advised that the moon will begin to enter Earth's penumbra at 5:51AM on Wednesday the 31st. Beginning about 6:48AM, the moon will begin passing into the Earth's umbra. This darker shadow is known for giving eclipsed moons their distinctive reddish hue.

However, if you are late to this party you will miss it. According to Syracuse.com, viewers here in Central New York will only get a short, 16 minute window before the moon sets. That means we will not get to see the eclipse at totality.

 

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